Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Health Reform by the Numbers

  • $1,115 – that’s the average premium for employer-sponsored family coverage per month in 2009.  Annually, that amounts to $13,375 – or roughly the yearly income of someone working a minimum wage job. (Source)
  • And if nothing is done to reform our broken health care system, a recent survey found that over the next ten years, out-of-pocket expenses for Americans with health insurance could increase 35 percent in every state in the country. (Source)

Health system is indeed broken. Health insurance is indeed expensive.

But what's up with this number - $1,115? Any numerology subtext (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numerology)? Hypnosis? Zombing? Anything else? :)

Too much stress on numbers, while it's the alliance of a number-outcome.

P.S. My family coverage is less than that.

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